Southern Madagascar, Madagascar
At a Glance
Situated in the winding streets of Fianarantsoa's old town
Visit the fascinating tea plantations just a short distance from the town
Perfectly placed for both Ranomafana and Andringitra National Parks
On the route between Isalo and Antananarivo for self-drivers
Delicious meals served in their cosy restaurant
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
Any time of year is fine for a visit except from January to March, when heavy rainfall in many areas can make some roads all but impassable, and when there’s a high risk of cyclones in the east and northeast. In general, the best time to travel in most areas is April and October/November. The coolest time to travel anywhere is during the dry season (May to October).
Average maximum temperatures vary from about 30°C in coastal areas (higher in summer) to around 25°C on the hauts plateaux. In Antananarivo and other highland areas, temperatures during winter can drop to 10°C and even lower during the night.
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This pretty guesthouse, set on a hill in Madagascar's second largest city, Fianarantsoa, offers accommodation in 18 comfortable rooms. It makes an ideal overnight stop between the Ranomafana and Isalo National Parks.
Fianarantsoa is good place for an overnight stop on the road south from Antananarivo. Enjoy a view of the city from the hills that surround it. The gambling ‘market’ opposite the train station, where a form of roulette is played, is also an interesting, and possibly unique, sight. There is also a nearby tea estate to which visits can be arranged.
Tsara Guesthouse has 18 rooms of varying sizes equipped with cable TV, a safe and en-suite shower room. Each is simply but attractively furnished.
Evening meals are taken in the conservatory where very good French-style cuisine is served from an a la carte menu.
The 18 rooms of Tsara Guest House in both the main building and the annex vary in size, but all have en-suite facilities.
Although there are no specific child care facilities, children are most welcome at Tsara Guesthouse and babysitting can be arranged for those that require it.
There is a small garden, a bar and a restaurant serving French cuisine. The latter is well thought of and busy with locals in the evenings.
The town of Fianarantsoa is vibrant with many craftsmen working within it and tea plantations a short distance away. Tsara Guest House is often a stop for people on the route between Isalo National Park and Antananarivo, or those on the way to Ranomafana or Andringitra National Parks.
Location & directions
Southern Madagascar, Madagascar
Tsara Guest House is a small hotel in Fianarantsoa (Fiana), Madagascar’s second largest city. Fiana is built on a hill and the original old town at the top is full of narrow winding streets and charming buildings.
How to get there
It is a 13-hour international flight (one stop) to Antananarivo Airport, it is then a 9-hour trip by road (stop overnight en-route) to Tsara Guesthouse.
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